Anyone got one of the new Zeiss 4-16x50 Victory's

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jon2, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered if anyone has got their hands on one of these yet?

    I am seriously thinking of one but haven't heard any reports as yet.

    Thanks

    JB
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Great glass but not a viable long range option unless the most elevation your ever gonna need is 65 CMHM or about 23 MOA. I held one today and played with it a bit. The Hensolt will be a much better option other than the high price tag.
     
  3. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    I got one & it's the best piece of glass I have ever looked through!! This is coming from a guy who only used to shoot Schmidt & Bender scopes.

    Its crystal clear - things jump right out at you when viewed through this scope. As far as the comment above - mount the scope on a 20 MOA base (recommended by Zeiss) & you'll have all the elevation you need to shoot way out there!!


    From Zeiss specs, here is the square adjustment range :

    elevation = 59.4" @ 100yds

    windage = 43.2" @ 100 yds
     
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  4. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Toader

    Just what I was looking for.

    I am sure the glass is superb.

    I managed to find my way onto the proper Zeiss site (the one that ends in .de) and I have obtained some helpful info.

    Apparently this model (subject to avaialbility) is available in 1/4 MOA clicks.

    I very very rarely shoot out to 1000 yards or more and basically want a scope which will get me out to 600-700 yards max so I know this will easily do this for me with my 7 mag.

    Just one last thing you could possibly help me with - is the reticle in the second focal plane (i.e. stays the same thickness throughout the magnification range)?

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  5. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    Thet come in both first focal plane & second focal plane. I got the first focal plane model.


    You'll love the scope!!!
     
  6. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    I own 2 of the zeiss victory models, and love them but even if you mount it on a 20 MOA rail you are only going to get 23 MOA. If your never going to shoot much past say 950 or so depending on caliber it will probably be a great scope for you. You only get one turn of the dial because of the zero stop.
     
  7. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks both

    Yes Eddybo I know exactly what you mean and that is good info.

    Even though you would have more adjustment range you are limited to a single turn which equates to 23 MOA.

    That would still be plenty for the hunting I would be doing.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    If you do not need more elevation I would say jump on it, that glass is going to be tough to beat and IMO the quality is top notch. I prefer the 4-16 victory to just about everything I looked through last week.